A lifetime of racism makes Alzheimer’s disease more common in Black Americans

Constance Guthrie is not dead yet, but her daughter has begun to plan her funeral.

Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi has FDA approval now

U.S. officials granted full approval to a closely watched Alzheimer’s drug in late June, clearing the way for Medicare and other insurance plans to begin covering the treatment for people with the brain-robbing disease.

Justices teach when the Supreme Court isn’t in session

For decades, the University of Hawaii law school has marketed its Jurist-In-Residence program to the Supreme Court as an all-expenses-paid getaway, with the upside of considerable “down time” in paradise.

Virginia colleges pivot post-affirmative action decision

Colleges and universities in Virginia are adjusting in the wake of a supreme Court decision last week that ended affirmative action in higher education.

The aftermath of mass shootings infiltrates every corner of survivors’ lives

More than a year after 11-year-old Mayah Zamora was airlifted out of Uvalde, Texas, where she was critically injured in the Robb Elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers, the family is still reeling.

Supreme Court rejects GOP argument in North Carolina case that could have transformed U.S. elections

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state courts can curtail the actions of their legislatures when it comes to federal redistricting and elections, rejecting arguments by North Carolina Republicans that could have dramatically altered races for Congress and president in ...

Immigration drove white, Asian population growth in U.S. last year

Without immigration, the white population in the U.S. would have declined last year. Immigration also propelled the expansion of the Asian population, which was the fastest-growing race or ethnic group last year in the U.S., while births outpacing deaths helped ...

Why do so many Black women die in pregnancy?

Angelica Lyons knew it was dangerous for Black women to give birth in America.

A history of abuse, neglect and torture surrounds Black women’s maternity and mortality

For decades, frustrated birth advocates and medical professionals have tried to sound an alarm about the ways medicine has failed Black women. Historians trace that maltreatment to racist medical practices that Black people endured amid and after slavery.

Thousands more prisoners across the US will get free college paid for by the government

The graduates lined up, brushing off their gowns and adjusting classmates’ tassels and stoles. As the graduation march played, the 85 men appeared to hoots and cheers from their families. They marched to the stage – one surrounded by barbed ...

In affirmative action and student loan cases, some see backlash to racial progress in education

As a Black student who was raised by a single mother, Makia Green believes she benefited from a program that gave preference to students of color from economically disadvantaged backgrounds when she was admitted over a decade ago to the ...

Six key points from the scathing report on Minneapolis Police after George Floyd’s killing

The Justice Department on June 16 issued a scathing assessment of Minneapolis Police, alleging that racial discrimination and excessive force went unchecked before George Floyd’s killing because of inadequate oversight and an unwieldy process for investigating complaints.

Trump pleads not guilty to federal charges that he illegally kept classified documents

Trump became the first former president to face a judge on federal charges as he pleaded not guilty in a Miami courtroom Tuesday to dozens of felony counts accusing him of hoarding classified documents and refusing government demands to give ...

High blood pressure plagues many Black Americans

Charles Thomas was unwell but he had no time for rest. He was on the cusp of a management promotion and a move to Florida to begin a new chapter that would alter his family’s financial future and break the ...

Black kids face racism before they even start school

To her students who need the most support, India Strother is rarely just “Ms. Strother” — she’s a family figure they call “Mom,” a trusted guide as they negotiate their teenage years.